Answers were finally reveAled on the Aug. 19 episode of ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ including who killed Bethany Young!
The Aug. 19 episode of Pretty Little Liars didn’t hold back on the shocking confessions. We finally learned who buried Bethany Young alive, Hanna (Ashley Benson) confronted Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) about his problems, and the girls continued to discover more of Ali’s (Sasha Pieterse) lies. Let’s head to Rosewood!
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The girls were more than ready to go to the police, but “A” wasn’t going to let that happen. As they walked to the station, a picture of Ali flashed on the TV screens in a store window. “We’re all in this together,” the message read.
“A” had a simple request for the girls: “Act normal, b**ches.”
Emily (Shay Mitchell) — everyone’s favorite person at the moment — thought that the person who sent the message to them could have easily been Ali. Emily was ready to move on from Ali and make amends with other people in her life, including Paige.
However, Emily still wanted answers about Ali. She went to the only person she thought could help — Ezra (Ian Harding). She told him that Ali had identified Cyrus Petrillo as her kidnapper and he’d peaced out of Rosewood. His name never came up in Ezra’s research and Emily wanted him to do some digging. Ezra thanked Emily for trusting him. (Ahem, Aria.)
Since Aria (Lucy Hale) wasn’t over at Ezra’s anymore, she had a front row seat to Mona (Janel Parrish) and Mike’s little romance. She walked in on them working on homework, but can we just talk about what the heck Mona was wearing?!
Hanna headed to Caleb’s cabin to find him passed out. When she sweetly kissed him on the cheek, he freaked out. She found a vodka bottle nearby and was P-I-S-S-E-D. She thought they had agreed he would stop drinking. Caleb’s internal struggles were just too much to bear.
Hanna was worried about Caleb and wanted him to talk to someone. Love, love, love Hanna’s concern. Haleb forever!
Emily talked to Paige (Lindsey Shaw) for the first time in forever. Paige agreed that they should meet up sometime to catch up!
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To help ease Hanna’s worry, Spencer (Troian Bellisario) offered to let Toby (Keegan Allen) talk to Caleb. Spencer believed Caleb would listen to Toby, and their bromance could maybe work wonders.
Hanna noticed a letter on the floor in Spencer’s room and it was from Melissa (Torrey DeVitto). It was a quick note that promised Spencer she would know everything soon.
In the least surprising news of the week, the girls realized Lt. Tanner was targeting them. She asked them about who killed Bethany Young and they all flipped.
Spencer told Toby about her Caleb plan. She admitted that he looked “haunted” since returning from Ravenswood. Toby agreed that something was bothering Caleb that was driving him to drink.
During this talk, a special delivery was dropped off for Spencer. It was Melissa’s goodbye video. She confessed all about the night Ali disappeared. Melissa saw Spencer walking with shovel in her hand that night and thought she had killed Alison. Melissa pushed the body into the grave and buried BETHANY YOUNG alive.
Melissa thought she was protecting Spencer at the time. Can we just take a moment to realize how huge this reveal was?! We’ve been waiting for an answer like this for SEASONS.
‘Pretty Little Liars’ Recap: Caleb’s Intervention
At Caleb’s intervention, Toby assured Hanna he would handle the situation. Despite Hanna’s careful plan, Toby got right to the root of the issue. He addressed their worry to Caleb. Hanna and Spencer separated from the boys so they could have their bro time.
Toby didn’t understand why Caleb couldn’t just deal with whatever was causing him not to sleep. Toby said he’d been to Ravenswood and understood the place. Caleb disagreed. Toby had just visited, he hadn’t lived there. Caleb got angry and left the restaurant.
Toby was disappointed in himself that he’d failed to help Caleb. He wanted to leave, but Spencer didn’t want him to run out on her too. Toby knew something was up with Spencer and it had to do with Melissa’s message.
While Emily was at work, she saw Paige in a hot black dress. Paige got her coffee and bolted pretty quickly. It certainly looked like she was on a hot date.
Aria went to family movie night only to see Mona there as well. She also spotted Emily on a date with a new girl! Paige and Aria stared right at each other and threw major shade back and forth. Aria was in a very unforgiving mood in this episode. During the movie, she whispered something in Mona’s ear that caused her to tear up and leave.
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Ezra managed to find out some scoop on the picture of Ali that Emily gave him. He also found other pictures of Cyrus and Ali together. He wondered what Ali had promised Cyrus to confess. Emily knew Ali’s game. She had a knack for knowing exactly what people want.
Back at the movies, Mona still hadn’t returned. Aria agreed to go check on her and discovered Mona crying in the bathroom. Mona agreed that Mike deserved someone nice to be with, and she wasn’t a nice person. She confessed that whenever Ali was finished with her that she’d come after Aria and the girls. Ali couldn’t trust them anymore, not after Cyrus and New York.
When Caleb showed up at his cabin to pack his bags, Hanna was already there. He was angry about Hanna’s little intervention. He insisted that he could take care of himself, but Hanna said he couldn’t.
“Caleb I will fight for you, but you have to trust me,” Hanna said to a crying Caleb. (Is everyone’s heart breaking or is it just me?)
Lt. Tanner came to the Montgomery house to talk to Aria’s dad. She revealed that the police were interested in Aria in regards to Ali’s investigation. She said she’d been waiting for one of the girls to step and tell the truth. Apparently, she already had someone.
WHO COULD IT BE?!
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Aria, Emily and Spencer started to obsess over who was going to talk to Tanner. They thought about going to the police with the picture of Ali and Cyrus, but if they did, it would be the end of Ali’s kidnapping story. Then, Spencer told them about Melissa’s confession. They started to realize that maybe Bethany’s death was part of the plan the whole time!
Emily also had a HUGE slip of the tongue when she referred to the picture of Ali as a picture of “A.” (Hey, we’re all thinking it.)
The only one not in on these reveals was Hanna. She was listening to Caleb confess his big Ravenswood secret. The reason he’d been drinking was because he’d been afraid of his dreams. He thought Miranda might show up again. Hanna assured Caleb that they would get through this. However, the ouija board in the cabin pointed to goodbye.
Could Caleb bite the dust on the mid-season finale next week?! Start forming those support groups now because someone was spying on Haleb in the woods during the final moments!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of tonight’s Pretty Little Liars? Were you shocked by Melissa’s shocking confession? Are you glad Caleb told Hanna about Ravenswood? Who do you think will die on the FatAl finale? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson